Counter-report: Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta didn’t refuse to trade James Harden to 76ers

Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta, according to a report, was adamant about not trading James Harden to the Daryl Morey-run 76ers. Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: The reported idea that Tilman Fertitta forbade Stone from making a deal with Morey was incorrect. Not only does Fertitta stay out of trade negotiations, convinced that he lacks […]

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Medical terms for opioid addiction don’t always reduce stigma, study finds

Opioid addiction is persistently stigmatized, delaying and preventing treatment for many—an urgent problem with overdose deaths continuing to rise. To help alleviate this, various medical ways of describing opioid-related impairment, such as “a chronically relapsing brain disease,” “illness,” or “disorder,” have been promoted in diagnostic systems and among national health agencies. “While intensely debated, there […]

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